Jigar Jogia

Jigar Jogia


University of Birmingham Dubai

Academic City


United Arab Emirates 


I completed my PhD in the field of Mental health and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience  (IoPPN), King's College London in 2010. At King's i taught for medical school and the researcher Development unit. 

I spent some time at the University of Birmingham working on a neurology based project aiming to improve the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke patients using a technology-based rehabilitation system and investigating brain structure and function. At Birmingham, I won the Post-Doctoral Career Development Competition.

I received the European Psychiatric Association Rising Star award in 2007 and the Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder in 2011 in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research. 

My research and lecturing career continued at Aston University, which I joined and won the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Fellowship in 2013. At Aston, my research focused on employing advanced neuroimaging and neuroinformatics techniques to explore cognitive measures in the brain/brain based disorders, and to develop diagnostic tools. I also taught on the BSc Psychology and MSc in Cognitive neuroscience programs. 

I went on to work in Industry as a consultant working with a range of clients in finance, healthcare and education. I have held consultancy roles in the UK and UAE specialising in Organizational Development (business strategy, brand design and marketing), Leadership Development and Corporate wellness training.

More recently at the American University in Dubai I led the development, accreditation and launch of an undergraduate psychology program. I then went on to  develop and launch the UAE's first MSc in Counselling psychology degree in 2023 a chair of psychology at Zayed University in Dubai.

Currently I  am  Associate Professor of Psychology and Programme Director for the MSc Mental Health (Clinical) at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Membership of professional bodies: 

2011 – Present Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the BPS

2013 – Present Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority)

2015 – Present Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the BPS

2023 – Present Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM)

2016 – Present Membership Advisory board for the BPS

2021 – Present Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Lighthouse Arabia

2021 – Present Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction practitioner Bangor University

2015 – Present Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences 

2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology

2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics

2017 – Present Editorial board: EC Neurology

2017 – Present Editorial board: Journal of Neuroscience and Brain Imaging

2017 – Present Editorial board: Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

You can find my ResearchGate profile here or my ORCID profile here.

Dr Jogia representing the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation at the G20 Indonesia's Education, Digitalization, & Civic Space Working Group Global Webinar: Access to Universal, Inclusive and Safe Quality Education 

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